noun, plural spin·neys. British.
Examples from the Web for spinney
I made this discovery in a spinney, or copse, near a small tarn some half mile to the eastward of Fernbridge's precincts.Fibble, D. D.|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Skirting the spinney, we followed the brook course, and came at last to the quarry fence.The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
“Forward,” shouted my uncle, and crossing a small open field, we entered the Spinney.Christmas Penny Readings|George Manville Fenn
By Jove, you did hop into that roofless house and scamper out of that spinney!The Red Horizon|Patrick MacGill
You will just go round by that spinney to see if the earth you gave orders to be stopped up is properly closed.A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for spinney
Word Origin for spinney
Word Origin and History for spinney
1590s, from Old French espinei (Modern French épinaie) "place full of thorns and brambles," from espine (see spine).